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Road Review Pushes Council Into Deficit

Road Review Pushes Council Into Deficit

South Burnett Regional Council will be pushed into a $1.539 million deficit this year because of a revaluation of the region’s road network.

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most South Burnett ratepayers can expect to see an increase of about $2 per week in their rates notices this year, but some rural ratepayers could face rises of up to 30 per cent after the Council handed down its Budget on Monday.

Plumbing Application Times Halved

Plumbing Application Times Halved

The turn-around time for plumbing work applications to the South Burnett Regional Council will be halved to 10 days from next month.

Council To Set Up Tourism Committee

Council To Set Up Tourism Committee

South Burnett Regional Council has voted to establish a Tourism Advisory Committee to provide input into the Council’s regional tourism strategy.

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

The first stage of a long-term plan to expand a duboisia processing plant at Memerambi has begun after Council permission was granted to build a new storage area

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 7.8 per cent, according to the latest Small Area Labour Markets data released on Monday.

Study Finds Rural Journalism In Decline

Study Finds Rural Journalism In Decline

A new study of the media in regional Australia has found fewer local journalists available to report on councils means communities are less informed.

Council Offers Lease-To-Buy On Land

Council Offers Lease-To-Buy On Land

A large block of land in the Taabinga industrial estate in Kingaroy has been offered to potential developers under a special two-year lease arrangement which could lead to eventual ownership.

$40,000+ Raised At Ball

$40,000+ Raised At Ball

Mayor Keith Campbell says more than $40,000 was raised to support the Red Earth Community Foundation at his recent charity ball.

TRC Plans To Sell 65 Properties

TRC Plans To Sell 65 Properties

Sixty-five properties in the Toowoomba region – including three in Yarraman – will be offered for sale to help recover more than $1.1 million in unpaid rates and charges.

New Quarries Hit With Extra Costs

New Quarries Hit With Extra Costs

Five new quarries in the South Burnett will be hit with special rates and charges to help pay for the upkeep of nearby roads.

Alford St To Close Temporarily

Alford St To Close Temporarily

South Burnett Regional Council has apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused by a planned road closure this weekend.

Councillors To Lobby Canberra

Councillors To Lobby Canberra

A South Burnett delegation will be lobbying Federal politicians as part of a trip to the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) annual conference in Canberra on June 16-19.

Council Drafts Five-Year Plan

Council Drafts Five-Year Plan

South Burnett Regional Council aims to unveil a new five-year economic development plan in September.

Guests Have A Ball For Charity

Guests Have A Ball For Charity

The Mayor’s Ball at Kingaroy Town Hall was sold out on Saturday night with 350 patrons eager to enjoy a sparkling night for a good cause

CEO Says Honour Feels ‘Surreal’

CEO Says Honour Feels ‘Surreal’

South Burnett Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Pitt has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday national awards announced on Monday.

LGAQ Calls For ‘Common Sense’ Reforms

LGAQ Calls For ‘Common Sense’ Reforms

The Local Government Association of Queensland has called on the State Government to exercise ‘common sense’ about its proposed local government reforms.

Council Rates Tipped To Rise 1.9pc

Council Rates Tipped To Rise 1.9pc

The South Burnett Regional Council is expected to introduce an average 1.9 per cent rate rise when it hands down its Budget on June 24.

New Waste<BR> Charges Start July 1

New Waste
Charges Start July 1

Businesses will be charged $75 per tonne for waste disposal at SBRC tips from July 1 this year

Locals Offer Messages Of Support

Locals Offer Messages Of Support

A “Tree of Messages” featured at Monday night’s “Shoulder To Shoulder” support event for South Burnett emergency services personnel.

Wreaths Laid At Kumbia Crash Site

Wreaths Laid At Kumbia Crash Site

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour and South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell made an emotional pilgrimage to Kumbia on Saturday afternoon.

Arts Groups To Help Develop Policy

Arts Groups To Help Develop Policy

South Burnett arts groups will be invited to help develop a regional Arts Policy for the South Burnett Regional Council.

Recovery Night For First Responders

Recovery Night For First Responders

A community recovery night for first responders who have been involved in the recent string of tragic South Burnett road crashes will be held in Kingaroy on Monday, June 3.

Council Hoists Indigenous Flags

Council Hoists Indigenous Flags

A flag representing one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures will now fly proudly alongside the flags of Australia, Queensland and the South Burnett in Kingaroy’s Glendon Street forecourt